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Tramadol

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Introduction

Name

  • Tramadol hydrochloride.

Class of drug

  • Analgesic drug with both an opioid and non-opioid mediated mechanisms of analgesic action.

Description

  • Supportive care, particularly mantaining respiration and treating seizures.
  • Naloxone does not seem to be effective to treat overdoses, and in fact may increase the risks of seizures.

Uses

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Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Sinclair K M, Eckstrand C, Moore P F et al (2016) Epitheliotropic gastrointestinal T-cell lymphoma with concurrent insulinoma and adrenocortical carcinoma in a domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo). J Exotic Pet Med 25 (1), 34-43 VetMedResource.
  • Giral M, Garcia-Olmo DC, Gomez-Juarez M et al (2014) Anaesthetic effects in the ferret of alfaxalone alone and in combination with medetomidine or tramadol: a pilot study. Lab Anim 48 (4), 313-320 PubMed.
  • Pignon C, Vallefuoco R, Krumeich N et al (2014) Surgical repair of a pelvic fracture in a ferret (Mustela putorius furo). J Exotic Pet Med 23 (1), 96-100 VetMedResource.
  • Johnston M S (2005) Clinical approaches to analgesia in ferrets and rabbits. Semin Avian Exotic Pet Med 14 (4), 229-235 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Plumb D (2015) Plumb’s Veterinary Drug Handbook. 8th edn. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 1296.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.